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Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: May 02, 2013, 05:33:32 PM »

World’s smallest SLR

The brand new Canon EOS Rebel SL1 is now in stock at B&H Photo with the new EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for $799. The SL1 incorporates a brand new Canon 18mp APS-C sensor and is the smallest DSLR in the world.


Canon EOS Rebel SL1 w/18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM $799


B&H Photo has also done a hands-on review of the new Rebel SL1.


Hands-on review of the Canon EOS Rebel SL1


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Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: May 02, 2013, 05:33:32 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 06:21:28 PM »
Had a play with this camera. Awesome little piece of kit

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 06:40:24 PM »
That's actually a lower price point than what I expected.  The initial reports had as MSRP of $1099, I thought.  I wouldn't want it with the kit lens, but a body only of $699 would be pretty tempting for a little travel camera/teleconverter.
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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 06:50:37 PM »
That's actually a lower price point than what I expected.  The initial reports had as MSRP of $1099, I thought.  I wouldn't want it with the kit lens, but a body only of $699 would be pretty tempting for a little travel camera/teleconverter.

Couldn't agree more. 

Introduce some new pancakes and never need a compact again.... also becomes a possible back up....  price drop in a couple of months...

...justifying to myself.

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 07:29:33 PM »
Introduce some new pancakes and never need a compact again.... also becomes a possible back up....  price drop in a couple of months...

...justifying to myself.
Yep, this camera is likely what I'll end up buying as my camera for when I'm kayaking...using my 60D now, but the weight and size mean I need a bigger waterproof case and more weight to carry. I had been thinking of going NEX for that, but, the cost of getting good lenses for it + the NEX-7 body was too steep. Here, I can use all my existing EF glass and get about the same size/weight

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 11:03:54 PM »
...  price drop in a couple of months...

...justifying to myself.

Wait for it to go used after first time buyers jump to the 6D —SL1body for $299 anyone?

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 11:19:33 PM »
...  price drop in a couple of months...

...justifying to myself.

Wait for it to go used after first time buyers jump to the 6D —SL1body for $299 anyone?

I like your line of thinking.  At that price, it's just a sacrifice of three nights at the pub!

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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 11:19:33 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 11:34:48 PM »
I actually hope Canon starts making more serious cameras in a compact form factor ("serious" = weather sealed, high FPS, and lots of dials. I like dials, they should add an extra wheel or two on the back of the camera).
After comparing the T3 with the 5D2 on my 400f5.6, I much prefer the lighter weight of the T3, and the waterproof case I bought for the lens just barely fits the T3 with it.
I suppose having a battery grip on the 5D doesn't help, but it doesn't have a hope of fitting in the case either way, which means no camping trips for the 5D.
Anyway, smaller cameras are just more convenient, fits in your pack better, less conspicuous. Keep the 1D big, but have a minimalist option for everything else (but still with lots of buttons and dials).
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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2013, 01:32:09 AM »
I am very seriously thinking of getting a Rebel SL1 for my girlfriend, Ali. She is a great photographer in her own right - a very 'arty' person: a lot of people comment on her photos. Ali also paints, sketches, make sculptures, etc AND on top of that she has a great singing voice - writes and records music.

We are in a committed relationship, and while we're not (yet) engaged, I do hope & expect we will get married sometime soon. Ok, bit of a long background (I hear you thinking "where is this going with all of that?") So the only camera that Ali has at the moment is her smart phone (I think it's a Samsung - does pretty decent photos - but obviously nothing like a dedicated camera, and not the creativity of a DSLR).

Ali has used my 7D and while not used to DSLRs yet - she really enjoyed playing with it - and using a few of my different lenses (eg Canon 15-85mm, Canon 100mm macro, Canon 70-300mm L). Ali commented on how much better she could focus with my camera (it was faster and didn't hesitate / shift like her smart phone did for macros). Ali and I are the same height, and she has about the same size hands as me. I know she will find smaller / lighter camera more convenient (she carries a reasonably large leather sling bag with her always).

Therefore the Canon SL1 with the new 18-55mm IS STM lens, remains really compact. (I have noted from photozone.de that this new lens has great image quality - IQ). I will probably wait some time till the price for both the SL1 and new 18-55mm IS STM lens drops a bit - and look at it in person at a store before I buy it.  (I think having a compact combination is quite important for Ali, so it can fit into her bag).

So I'm toying up with the idea of whether to get the 18-55mm IS STM OR the 18-135mm IS STM lens (which also has really good IQ).  The main disadvantage of the 18-135mm is that it's physically bigger / longer...  but of course the extra reach is handy. I have the 18-55mm II (non IS) version, so maybe I will get the 18-135mm IS STM - because if / when Ali needs a compact lens, the old 18-55mm II (non IS, non STM) lens can do. Because even that lens, stopped down, has decent IQ.

Anyway, I think Canon has released quite a nifty little functional DSLR camera with the SL1, and I look forward to reading reviews, and testing it out in a store sometime soon.

Hmmmm... decisions, decisions.   Well, time will tell.

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2013, 04:10:44 AM »


Hmmmm... decisions, decisions.   Well, time will tell.

Paul

SL1 + 18-55 IS STM seems quite adequate.  The difference between the size of the old kit lens and the new one isn't that much.  You can also give her later a 50mm F1.8.  She'll love you more for it.  My wife loves my 500D.  I'm thinking of giving it to her (or sell it and get a new SL1) after getting a 6D.  My G11 will go to my daughter when she's a little bit older.  :)

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2013, 05:30:47 AM »
I just bought my mom a sony NEX-3N
a smaller camera with flip screen and BETTER ISO performance. and a smaller lens with servo zoom.

only thing that might be better about this is if you need the small viewfinder and  a bigger grip and bigger lens selection.

if you want bigger grip NEX-3F is just almost as good. at a much cheaper price. still smaller with a flip screen and better ISO performance and faster frame rate at 5.5FPS

BUT its $300 more than NEX3n.... which you can put toward to a 35 f1.8 lens or a 50F 1.8
think more before you buy

CANON used to be the leader in ISO performance.... but it ended with t3i when canon started doing movie cameras ...
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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2013, 06:02:59 AM »
You can also give her later a 50mm F1.8.  She'll love you more for it.

Small doesn't have to mean trashy - and I hate my 50/1.8, it's loud, no af override, horrible build quality, very bad bokeh, not sharp at all (why use this on 18mp?). Now that there's the 40mm, I really see no reason for the 50/1.8 to exist at all other than night time shots w/o a tripod.

Anyway, I think Canon has released quite a nifty little functional DSLR camera with the SL1, and I look forward to reading reviews, and testing it out in a store sometime soon.

I just had a look at the sl1 and I have to admit I'd also choose this over a rebel just for the size - but of course for my hand size the camera would be much too small, esp. with a lens with some weight like the 70-300L.But if the new lens is as good as the first reviews say, Canon might have a winner after all by downsizing the crop segment and not enhancing the performance of the 550d->600d->650d->700d->...

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/04/25/just-posted-canon-eos-100d-rebel-sl1-ef-s-18-55mm-35-56-is-stm-samples-gallery
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2013, 06:27:43 AM »


CANON used to be the leader in ISO performance.... but it ended with t3i when canon started doing movie cameras ...

I think you're forgetting how long canon has done video, they had a super 8 camera in 56' ...

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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2013, 06:27:43 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2013, 06:40:30 AM »
Small doesn't have to mean trashy - and I hate my 50/1.8, it's loud, no af override, horrible build quality, very bad bokeh, not sharp at all (why use this on 18mp?). Now that there's the 40mm, I really see no reason for the 50/1.8 to exist at all other than night time shots w/o a tripod.

f/5.6 is damn sharp with the 50mm 1.8 II. stopped down its quite like the 85 1.2 L.  Build quality was never an issue for me. Not using it as a hammer for example. No af override sucks, true dat. Bokeh is okay i think, seen worse.

and totally awesome price/value ratio. no other lens can beat it by far.

@eos 100D

my 1100D already feels small for my hands and my hands are quite girly size and not big at all. only my collegue who is like 1,50m tall got bit smaller hands :P
so i think 100D wouldnt feel comfy for me but it might appeal to women (no offense here) who i often heard complain about DSLRs being so big and bulky.

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Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2013, 07:23:01 AM »
Small doesn't have to mean trashy - and I hate my 50/1.8, it's loud, no af override, horrible build quality, very bad bokeh, not sharp at all (why use this on 18mp?). Now that there's the 40mm, I really see no reason for the 50/1.8 to exist at all other than night time shots w/o a tripod.
f/5.6 is damn sharp with the 50mm 1.8 II. stopped down its quite like the 85 1.2 L.  Build quality was never an issue for me. Not using it as a hammer for example. No af override sucks, true dat. Bokeh is okay i think, seen worse.

But if I have to shoot @f5.6 I don't need a f1.8 lens :-> ... and to make my former statement more precise: the main problem with build quality is that if the front barrel is extended the lens is very, very fragile, and the bokeh is bad because it doesn't blur contast lines due to too few and not rounded aperture blades.

But of course depending on how you use the lens and what you're shooting ymmv,  though imho the comparison to a 85/1.2 is beyond stretching the facts :-p

and totally awesome price/value ratio. no other lens can beat it by far.

No doubt, but given the decades of development in zooms I'd be hesitant to recommend the 50/1.8 as a primary lens for beginners. Plus a 1.8 lens is bound to require afma, which all Rebels and the 60d don't have.

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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2013, 07:23:01 AM »